What does knee-jerk mean?

Definitions for knee-jerk

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Wiktionary

  1. knee-jerk(Noun)

    A sudden reflexive movement of the leg below the knee, as a reaction to a tap to the tendon just below the patella (kneecap).

  2. knee-jerk(Adjective)

    Automatic, spontaneous, easily predictable

    He gave a knee-jerk response.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knee-jerk in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knee-jerk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ashima:

    Kill me is just an honest and knee-jerk reaction to dearth of substance.

  2. Edward Abbey (Vox Clamans in Deserto):

    The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative.

  3. Jonathan Barratt:

    I think it was more of a knee-jerk reaction because of the substantial build (of oil stocks) at Cushing.

  4. Jonathan Barratt:

    The sell-off was overdone, i think it was more of a knee-jerk reaction because of the substantial build (of oil stocks) at Cushing.

  5. William F. Buckley Jr., "The Wit and Wisdom of Vlad the Impaler":

    Knee-jerk liberals and all the certified saints of sanctified humanism are quick to condemn this great and much-maligned Transylvanian statesman.

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